Few things are better than reading a book you absolutely love and cannot put down. But there is something even cooler about falling in love with a book you never expected to enjoy. I read a lot, and try to get my hands on anything that might seem interesting, but admittedly I am usually drawn to … More Tuesday Top 10: Best Books I Didn’t Expect to Love
I’m always on the hunt for new books to read, and new places to find them. My husband and I frequent our local library, and we’re always on the lookout for new books from authors we love, and books by new authors we’ve never heard of. I had heard about Book of the Month before, and decided … More Book of the Month: My Experience So Far
I’m a big fan of lists as a way to organize everything, and as a way to collect my thoughts and reflect on some of my favorite things. I thought it would be fun to do a series of Top 10 lists, and because I also love alliteration, I decided that these should happen on … More Tuesday Top 10: My Favorite Cities in Europe
I love tracking the places I’ve traveled, and dreaming of new ones to visit. MapLoco offers great map-tracking tools, and I had a lot of fun filling in my Visited States & Countries Maps. It’s a great visual way to see where you’ve been, and which places to add to your list next. My next … More Where I’ve Been – Fun with MapLoco!
It’s officially April! Which makes me happy for many reasons: it’s finally starting to feel like spring, the days are getting longer, and it is National Poetry Month! For most of my adult life, e.e. cummings has been my favorite poet, and I would still say that today. I’ve always been drawn to his unique … More Happy National Poetry Month!
My book type of choice has always been the novel, but I continually find myself being drawn to short story collections. I love absorbing a small piece of a new world, and I am always impressed with an author’s ability to deliver powerful, moving narratives in such a short length, ones that stick with you … More Short But Sweet: My Favorite Short Story Collections
In 2011 I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, which remains one of my favorite cities I’ve ever visited. I didn’t know anything about Denmark, but I quickly became immersed in the culture, and it didn’t take long to realize why so many people have come to love this special place. You may have heard Denmark … More The Happiest Place on Earth